JEAN DEMING Obituary – Dec. 1, 1922 – Jan. 6, 2021


Jean Ross Deming, 98, of Henderson passed away Jan. 6, 2021 at her home. A private family graveside service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bolivar Memory Gardens. The family received friends at the Bolivar Memory Gardens, 399 Orange Street, Bolivar, TN 38008 from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. This was a drive through event and allowed guests to greet the family and safely remain in their vehicles. The family requests memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 131 North Avenue Henderson, TN 38340  
She was born Dec. 1, 1922 in Hardeman County, the daughter of the late Coleman B. and Julia Shearin Ross. She graduated from Bolivar Central High School in 1939 at the age of 16. She attended Lambuth University, playing basketball, tennis and cheerleading. She received her Bachelor Degree from University of Memphis and Masters from Troy University. She taught school for 37 and a half years in three states, teaching in Tennessee 15 and a half years, Alabama six years and Florida 16 years. She retired from the State of Florida and moved back to Tennessee in 1986.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Henderson, taught adult Sunday School and helped establish Mature and Mobile for Seniors.
She was a member of the Chester County Retired Teachers Association, serving as treasurer for two years.    
She is survived by two daughters, Jeannie (Doug) Fiorino of Chicago, Ill., and Jamie (Doug) Hall of Houston, Texas; a son, Raymond M. (Hope) Deming Jr. of Henderson; five grandchildren, Mary Morgan (Jimbo) Robinson of Memphis, Trey Deming of Henderson, Jessie and Jenny Hall of Houston, Texas, and Julia Fiorino of Chicago, Ill.; and great-grandchildren, Tripp Robinson and Lela Robinson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years and the love of her life, Dr. Raymond M. Deming in 1995; two sisters, Joyce Ayers of Bolivar and Jimmie Lynn Dill of West Memphis, Ark.; and a brother, Don Ross of Henderson.